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How to Recover iPhone 7/7 Plus Backup Password on Mac OS X

Forgot iTunes backup password for iPhone 7/7 Plus on Mac? Don't be disappointed because this happens usually but there are always methods for iPhone backup password recovery on Mac. Just like the 2 ways in this article, everyone could use to recover iPhone backup password on Mac OS X, by making full use of built-in password manager on Mac and powerful third-party iTunes password recovery tool for Mac.

2 ways to recover iPhone 7/7 Plus backup forgotten password on Mac:

  1. 1. Keychain Access
  2. 2. iTunes Password Genius for Mac

Way 1: Recover iPhone 7/7 Plus backup password from Keychain Access

Keychain is a built-in password manager in Mac, which you can use to remember password that ever used on Mac. So that when these passwords are forgotten or lost, you can search related items in Keychain Access to find out forgotten password. For example, if you have checked the option "Remember this password in my keychain" while you change iTunes backup password for iPhone in iTunes, now you can recover iPhone backup password from Keychain on Mac.

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If iPhone backup password has been saved in Keychain, it would be easy to find it now on Mac.

1. Go to Finder/Applications/Utilities/ and open Keychain Access on your Mac.

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2. Search iPhone backup in the upper right corner.

find iphone backup item in keychain

3. Find the iPhone Backup item in search results and double-click it.

4. On pop-up dialog about iPhone Backup item, check the box next to Show password. Instantly iPhone backup password appears after you enter Mac administrator password to allow access.

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5. Copy the iPhone backup password to save in a safe place.

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Note: If you have not set to remember iTunes backup password in Keychain when you backup iPhone, you will not find the item "iPhone backup" in Keychain. So you cannot find iPhone backup password from Keychain Access. At this difficult moment, please try the second way, the powerful iTunes backup password recovery tool for Mac.

Way 2: Recover iPhone 7/7 Plus backup password with iTunes Password Genius for Mac

iTunes Password Genius for Mac is a professional third-party iTunes password recovery tool which could run on Mac to recover iTunes backup password for iPhone/iPad/iPod. So it is also available for iPhone 7/7 Plus backup password recovery on Mac.

Step 1: Install and run iTunes Password Genius for Mac on Mac.

1. Download or purchase iTunes Password Genius for Mac.

2. Double click it and a window pops up where you can install iTunes Password Genius for Mac to Applications folder. Just drag the program icon from left to the folder on right.

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3. Go to Finder/Applications and double-click iTunes Password Genius for Mac to run on Mac.

Step 2: Add encrypted iTunes backup file for iPhone 7/7 Plus on Mac.

Click Open File button on iTunes Password Genius for Mac, and a new dialog appears where you can specify iTunes backup file for iPhone 7/7 Plus.

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1. When you see the iPhone 7/7 Plus backup has been listed there, just click OK to add it into iTunes Password Genius for Mac.

2. If not, click Add File button to browse and find the right iTunes backup for your iPhone 7/7 Plus. Then choose and click on Open button to add it into iTunes Password Genius for Mac.

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Step 3: Set iPhone 7/7 Plus backup password recovery method.

As you see, four powerful password recovery methods have been provided there for you to improve iTunes backup password recovery speed according to iPhone backup password features.

Besides the common password recovery settings, now the option Hardware has been added to accelerate iTunes backup password recovery speed, which supports multi-core CPUs and GPU. You can check and select all the listed CPUs to make password recovery faster.

improve iphone backup password recovery speed on mac

Step 4: Recover iPhone 7/7 Plus iTunes backup password on Mac.

Click on Start button now and begin to recover iPhone 7/7 Plus forgotten backup password. All the process will cost about few seconds or minutes. When you see iPhone backup password, please copy it to save, or unlock iPhone backup or restore iPhone from this iTunes backup on Mac. Just do what you want.

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Note: Besides iPhone 7/7 Plus, all these steps also apply to recover other iPhone/iPad/iPod iTunes backup password on all Mac OS X.

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